Best Buy has launched their pre-order page for the LG G4 and in an effort to entice buyers to stop by one of their stores instead of going directly to the carriers, they are offering a $100 gift card with the purchase of the G4. That could be useful for users who want to add a case or car charger or some other accessory to their order. The pre-order page also lists release dates for several carriers and colors of the smartphone. Read more
Google’s Chrome for Android development team has announced the mobile version of the Chrome browser is now “almost entirely open source.” The parts not open sourced include some media codecs, plugins, and Google service features that are restricted due to licensing issues. The team open sourced over 100,000 lines of code, including the entire user interface layer. For developers, this move means they can built their own versions of the browser for Android devices. Read more
There are many reasons as to why you should backup your smartphone and data to the Cloud. After all, you want to ensure your files are secure and have are in a safe place in case of an accident with your smartphone or tablet. But, it’s difficult to do that when you don’t have access to any cloud storage. I’ve put together a list of my favorite cloud storage apps that offer free storage solutions. Some of them even have fantastic pricing for either hundreds of gigabytes of storage or unlimited storage.
Be sure to check it out below!
Snapchat has posted a listing for a new job in preparation for the upcoming 2016 elections. The company has mentioned on its official site that there’s an opening for a ‘content analyst’. This essentially means that the company is looking to hire correspondents to cover the 2016 U.S. Elections, which is sure to be a busy job for those applying. Read more
Nvidia has sent out an email to their Shield newsletter subscribers, announcing a Shield Android TV console giveaway, which will take place everyday up until the console is available for consumers to purchase.
T-Mobile’s popular social media figure, Des on Twitter has subtly hinted that the WiFi calling update for the Nexus 6 could be rolling out starting today. His tweet said the following – “This is shaping up to be a very Happy Memorial day weekend… #Nexus6” Read more
Starting today, residents in the United States can pre-order LG’s flagship smartphone of 2015, the G4, from Sprint for $18 per month on a two-year contract with no upfront fee or for $599.99 without a contract on a pre-paid tariff.
Earlier today, AT&T announced that starting Friday, May 29, LG’s latest tablet, the G Pad F 8.0, will be available to purchase from both its online and bricks-and-mortar stores with $0 down and $12.50 per month for 12-months on a Tablet Installment plan, or $149.99 with a new two-year agreement.
Last month, SwiftKey set up a brand new scheme entitled Greenhouse which it’s using as a platform to release experimental apps to the public for them to test and provide feedback on. Today’s the day the second application was introduced as part of the initiative, and it’s a shiny new Android launcher called Hexy.
Chances are that you still have not received an invite to Project Fi. Relax, the wait will not be much longer. The Project Fi team sent emails out this morning to those interesting to give an update on when you and everyone else can expect their invite. The team is monitoring the service as it adds more users and, because of this, everyone should receive an invite by mid-summer.